Los Angeles, CA
Social justice activism and the performing arts are my passions and these passions define me.
@johnklin a great drinking game is to take a shot everytime a character speaks about her traumatic past/life and gazes in a constipated manner out into the distance
2 years, 7 months ago on Joy Luck Club Ranked Greatest Asian American Film Of All Time
@supersu i know, right? don't you just want to make love to all the beautiful blue-eyed white men in the world and their superior ways??
@ellebee11 You're probably talking about this...but no, it's not the same march considering there were a lot of grown-ups present...http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/27/miami-students-ransack-walgreens-trayvon-martin-walkout_n_1383496.html
2 years, 8 months ago on An Asian American's Thoughts On The Killing Of Trayvon Martin
Exact details of the contest:
The doors are now open for filmmakers to submit their films to be considered for Short Notice’s third season. Short Notice is set to return with a new awards format, including an Audience Award and a $5,000 Grand Jury Prize.
The Grand Jury will consist of renowned Asian-American celebrities, and established filmmakers/actors that will serve as in-house mentors for future filmmakers. The Audience Award will be selected entirely by the viewers through an online poll. Short Notice is an hour-long television program on Mnet; featuring today’s hottest AsianAmerican filmmakers and their short films while providing sneak peeks into the creative process.
Short Notice is the first Asian-American short film show, in addition to now being the first ever TV program to do an awards format with short films. Short Notice is currently featured in 80% of all Asian American households across the U.S.
Short Notice film submissions will be due on March 15, 2012.
Filmmakers can submit their films by mailing in digital versions in the following format to the address below:
• Pro Res (29.97 fps)
• No copyrighted content (music, logos, clips)
• Bleeped profanity
An “Asian-American Short Film” is defined as: A film that features an AsianAmerican lead or cast. Films that are directed by and/or produced by Asian-Americans also qualify. Additionally, any film that has elements/themes of Asian culture, or takes place in Asia, will also qualify for consideration.
Season three will premiere on May 10, 2012 at the Visual Communications Film Festival in Los Angeles, California.
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/shortnoticetv
YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/ShortNoticeTV
For more information:
3700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 140
Los Angeles, CA 90010
2 years, 8 months ago on Mnet America's Short Notice Asian American Short Film Program Open For Submissions
Currently the bottom links are broken so while that's getting hopefully fixed, you can check them out here (if you dare):
Shit Black Girls Say to Asian Girls - http://youtu.be/858o8H52vB4
Shit Asian Girls Say - http://youtu.be/XkaaOei6oZ8
Shit Asian Chicks Say - http://youtu.be/595IuU_SqXA
2 years, 9 months ago on Top 7 Best “Sh*t ___ Say” Videos About Asian People
i love the shiet out of this post
2 years, 10 months ago on To The White Guy Who Tried To Give Me Pointers On How To Snag A White Guy
to be honest, wongfu videos are kinda....bleh.
2 years, 10 months ago on Freddie Wong Makes Partners Project's Top 5 Filmmakers On YouTube To Look For In 2012
Ooooooh angry people already!
2 years, 11 months ago on Asian American Commercial Watch: 8Asians’ Edward Hong in StreamateParty.com
i absolutely love the chaotic nature of the discussion we are having... :D:D:D
3 years ago on An Asian American's Thoughts On Occupy Wall Street
@Phantom where in the world are you getting the idea that im talking about tea partiers?? i'm talking OWS protesters, which is completely different from the crazy batshiet tea party movement..
@A_Lee i would actually say it's vice versa...that it's the corporations that is having way too much power. corporate lobbyists occupy the political discussion and now, government officials must appease to those with the massive amounts of moolah to have any hope for election and/or re-election. I think the OWS protesters are targeting the right people and entity for this..
3 years, 1 month ago on An Asian American's Thoughts On Occupy Wall Street
this is beyond the issue of who have jobs and who doesn't...
and Real Talk, i doubt it that an asian man is going to get mad when they see a hot non-asian wear an asian outfit.
3 years, 1 month ago on The 8 Most Offensive Asian Halloween Costumes
i think im gonna be the only one to say this but i do not think its so much of an issue simply for a non-asian to wear an asian outfit, it's what they do with it that is another matter entirely...
I think it's an okay attempt at humor but the music video I posted above? FUNNY. The whole "let's just be friends" is something we ALL faced at one point or another, which is why I don't think much of this.
However if the meme blatantly points out the fact that he's Asian and that's why he's only LJBF territory, then that would be a different story. Just the dude being Asian is not enough ground to declare that this meme is racist
3 years, 1 month ago on Friend-Zoned Phil Meme: Who Is Phil and Why Is He Asian?
Let's just be friends? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H57zcozi7k
I don't think we need to pull the race card on this one...
@aEnigma7345 Ooooh that makes a lot of sense. If people are getting mad about Freddie Mercury being considered Asian, then I don't give a flying !@*@)$!@. He is what he is and we as a community must embrace and not cry just because it's not an East Asian.
3 years, 2 months ago on Happy 65th Birthday To Farrokh Bulsara AKA Freddie Mercury!
omgoodness, why are people voting angry on this article??
To be completely honest, as each Harold and Kumar film gets made, it seems to get even dumber and dumber from its previous version. I'll check this out when it comes out on DVD...
3 years, 3 months ago on A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Trailer
It looks like I have grammatical errors of my own...I can't ACTUALLY teleport to people's houses (even though I bear a somewhat physical similarity to Masi Oka), I WISH I could teleport.
3 years, 4 months ago on Is The Breakfast at Tiffany's Boycott Unnecessary?
@Elliott eat a umami burger, sad boy!
3 years, 5 months ago on Umamiya Goin' Crazy for Umami Burgers
wow, even though the article was written a year ago, I'm astounded by how many shares it just got from today. Thanks everybody!
3 years, 6 months ago on Happy Harvey Milk Day: What Milk Meant to the API Community
3 years, 6 months ago on Commenter Spotlight: Erika Hirada
@Ed @jedifreac @ErikaHarada @BlasianBytch @moye ernie, if you do ban Ed from this site, I will be the one that will be upset. I am not minding this exchange of conversation between you all but I believe we need to all take a slight breather about this matter. I see valid points from both of your perspectives. At this point, it is clear that you disagree very passionately so it may be better to leave it off as "agree to disagree"...
3 years, 6 months ago on Wesley Yang's "Paper Tigers" and the APA Identity Crisis
3 years, 6 months ago on Unhinging Over Amy Chua & Wesley Yang: Stomach a Little Negative Light, People
This comment section has blown up like a gigantic squirrel on E! Most of the heat seems to be generated towards J.T. Tran and his PUA techniques and then spiraling into whether or not Asian women should be conscious about Asian men and not date white men so much? I sit here, typing to myself and observing the actions of this massively fascinating thread section...
@ErikaHarada @Ed @jedifreac holy crap, this has gotten intense. When it comes to race and relationships, I ignore statistics. If the Asian girl has a WM preference, then I do my best showing her that im a charming, likeable guy with a lot of heart. If she doesn't like, oh well. There are so many women out there, Asian or not, that I dont see why we make it such a big issue. Personally, I also dont see why white women are so revered, they're just like everybody else. Black, Hispanic, Asian (East, SE, and the fine South) are all awesome tome. Pah.
if the reports are true, I don't think excessive force was used. They asked him several times and he refused to comply. Now if they decided to taze, or God forbid, shoot him, then yes, that is excessive force.
3 years, 6 months ago on NYPD Arrests 64 Year Old Chinese Musician with Angry Mob
@just_ricky when it comes to the asian american/twinkie/banana part, you are right...i misread that sentence and thought that he was equating the three terms as the same thing. As for the self-hatred part, that is a personal belief and you are entirely within your rights to disagree. But I want you to read the first page and TELL me that this man is not having issues with his Asian American identity. Tell me that he wishes that he was somebody else, rather than Asian (even if he doesn't say it).
It may be that I'm drawing too much from my own personal experience, but I thought JUST like Wesley once upon a time and after a while, I came to realize that I was filled with so much hatred for myself. Once again, you are entitled to disagree.
I'm not bashing this article by any means. But it is hardly perfect and as writers, I think it is a responsibility that we have to point out anything they may feel to be inaccurate or even personal beliefs about who they are as a person.
But you know what, screw perfect. I embrace this article because it IS full of flaws, about the writing style (11 whopping pages of ranting) and the author's self indulgence about his own worth. In the same way, my articles can have (and most often) holes in it and rather than believing in some clean, polished BS that is sterile of any personal input, I appreciate what Wesley has done. And that's my 2 cents.
@mwei @Ed @J.t.Tran 3 years ago? More like...holy cow...15 years ago??
Oh btw Latino isn't a race and therefore can be of ANY color...even yellow
3 years, 6 months ago on Why Are Asians Yellow?
@jeffat8asians yah i concur with jeff...koji, i think your post really is just referring to East Asians, right?
I'M SO CONFUSED
3 years, 7 months ago on Irony Alert: Panda Express to Open in China
@ChanPI yeeeeah scott pointed that out to me as well...thanks for the lookout, though!
3 years, 7 months ago on Scott Tang’s 'A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Insomniac' Album Review
how coincidental...im releasing an article about this very issue on who is really part of the Asian Americanv conversation...
3 years, 8 months ago on Is Segregation in the API Community Vogue?
@jgifpeg @izzy In America, Asians apply to not just East and Southeast Asians, it also applies to Desis. It's just that we are really lagging when it comes to understanding that Desis are part of the pan-Asian identity.
There will be an article I am writing dealing specifically with this matter. Stay tuned.
3 years, 8 months ago on An Open Letter to Alexandra Wallace, Ranting UCLA Girl
@TinaTsai @Ernie H. did you really just bring up a RATM reference? Who the hell are you?? Coz I love you already.
@Ernie H. @TinaTsai Stop drinking the Haterade
@TinaTsai @Ernie H. I know you want me
I made it obvious that I want you too
So put it on me
Let's remove the space between me and you
Now rock your body
Damn I like the way that you move
So give it to me
Cause I already know what you wanna do
I am going to be playing this game to see if there are indeed any Asian Americans fighting against the enemy. I hope Tae is right about that aspect..
3 years, 8 months ago on Homefront's Tae Kim Addresses Yellow Peril Controversy
@DMan - Check out his resume on IMDb...you don't get to being in those primetime network TV shows and feature films without being SAG.
But really, being SAG or not is irrelevant to me. I look for Asian Pacific American actors who got talent and is pushing themselves hard out there to be seen...if that is what you are implying why I'm interviewing Randall. If anything, I am interviewing Randall because he is extremely funny, talented, works hard to be seen, and has a great heart and soul.
I hope this answers your question.
3 years, 10 months ago on The Working APA Actor: Randall Park